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Misericordia offers merit-based scholarships for academics as well as community involvement, and need-based awards which can total well over $20,000 per year for qualified students. Visit our Financial Aid page to learn more.
The Region 2 competition for National History Day in Pennsylvania will now be hosted by the University of Scranton, beginning with the 2019 contest (tentatively scheduled for April 6, 2019). For more information about this event, please contact Dr. Sean Brennan at the University of Scranton (firstname.lastname@example.org); or Jeff Hawks, NHD-PA state coordinator (email@example.com).
From 2014-2018, Misericordia University was the host for the Region 2 National History Day in PA contest, under the direction of Dr. Jennifer Black.
MU students have collaborated with a variety of community partners to create interesting and memorable history projects to share with the public. Such partners have included the American Friends Service Committee (Philadelphia, PA) and the Greater Pittston Historical Society (Pittston, PA). Visit MU Local History Projects for more information, and to see these projects.
The History Program has been very successful in placing students in internships in the local area. Past history students have worked with the National Park Service at the Steamtown Historic Site, at the Lackawanna Coal Mine, the Anthracite Heritage Museum, Eckley Miner’s Village, Luzerne County Historical Society, the Misericordia Archives, the Greater Pittston Historical Society, the National Federation for the Blind (Baltimore, MD), and the National Archives and Records Administration (Washington, DC). Pre-Law students are required to complete two semesters of internships at a qualified law firm. Students have the opportunity for paid internships on and off-campus. Read more about our students’ internship experiences by visiting the Interns’ Corner blog. For more information on history internships, interested students should contact Dr. Black.
Students in the History Program have a variety of opportunities to work on special projects with faculty, with members of the community, and with other students. Such projects include working on exhibits locally and on campus, volunteering for history-related events, taking oral histories from members of the community, and organizing special events for the community. Many of our students’ local history projects are featured online at MU Local History Projects website.
Students receive summer research stipends and course credit to work directly with faculty on research as part of the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program. Since 2015, students in history have worked on several public history exhibits with local historical societies to preserve history in the Wyoming Valley.